Representing Australia at the Florence Biennale.
Mesha Sendyk | ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mesha Sendyk describes herself as an “Existential Abstractionist”. When asked to define the term she replied,
“Art for me is about experiencing a new perspective: Existential Abstractionism is about sensing oneself while viewing the work, as being part of that unlimited perspective and indeed as a co-creator of it. Liberation of the mind from associations of the past is a gradual process, aided mightily by images. Being within the mirror of the images, these works engage the position, attention and conscious level of the viewer. More attention, more detail; more light, more shifts in perceived detail; more positional shifts, more changed details. Eventually, the process of discovery opens the mind and the image transitions thoughts, past language and references, into stillness… and is seen as a whole. Abstraction becomes a state of being, peaceful, witnessing and past judgment.”
Hanging herself upside-down from the ramparts of Saint Paul de Vence, Mesha remarked, "For me, art, like life, is about the position we take: A vast perspective opens possibilities that puts small concerns into context. Crossing over our fear of a broader more inclusive view, is a conceptual evolution humanity is now faced with daily. And like the blood rushing to your head when inverted, the clarity it brings is counter intuitive, but real none the less."